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Old 09-03-2012, 07:40   #16
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What is the battery life when using it for navigation. (I have often found with laptops that manufacturers claims are unrealistic)

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As with any GPS device, be it iphone or ipad in the car or on the boat.

You should always have it plugged in when using GPS.

Keep in mind if you have tracking on, a bread crumb trail is being displayed on the screen every few feet and you do not want the gps to go into sleep mode as you will loose your track and accuracy.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:51   #17
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Most nav apps for iPhone/iPad, including iNavX have the optional ability to record the track history even when the app is suspended. Of course using this background track recording functionality will greatly reduce battery life, requiring more frequent re-charging.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:36   #18
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Re: New iPad GPS?

Ok, I've ordered the new iPad with 4G. Now how about some mounting solutions? Either at the wheel or on a bulkhead.
I've seen the Wallee mount, but I am not sure it is secure enough for on a moving boat and the magnetic mounts I found are out due to compass, etc. issues. I am even thinking of building a waterproof box with a plexiglass cover that mounts on the binnacle.
Any thoughts?
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:48   #19
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Ram mounts work well. They us a industrial cam suction cup.

Made for marine environment and can quickly be moved if needed.
I just use a zip lock bag when I use it at the helm.

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Am I thinking correctly here:

1. I buy a new iPad with no cellular service carrier involved.
2. I download iNavX app via my internet connection (about $50).
3. The built-in iPad GPS receiver will show my position on the downloaded charts.

Sounds too good to be true!
I'm about ready to spring for an iPad!
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Yes, you are correct
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Yes, you are correct
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Am I thinking correctly here:

1. I buy a new iPad with no cellular service carrier involved.
2. I download iNavX app via my internet connection (about $50).
3. The built-in iPad GPS receiver will show my position on the downloaded charts.

Sounds too good to be true!
I'm about ready to spring for an iPad!
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Yes, you are correct
I agree, but, to be clear, you do need to buy a 4G phone unless you are planning to buy a separate GPS. The phone will be specific to either ATT or Verizon since their networks operate on different flavors of 4G LTE. That means you'll need to pick your preferred carrier, but you don't need to sign up with them. Confused? I am.
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I agree, but, to be clear, you do need to buy a 4G phone unless you are planning to buy a separate GPS. The phone will be specific to either ATT or Verizon since their networks operate on different flavors of 4G LTE. That means you'll need to pick your preferred carrier, but you don't need to sign up with them. Confused? I am.
By 4G phone- do you mean a gadget other than the new ipad?
I choose a carrier for what reason?
Yep..I'm confused.
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By 4G phone- do you mean a gadget other than the new ipad?
I choose a carrier for what reason?
Yep..I'm confused.
Aargh!! Apologies for my brain cramp. You'll want a 4G iPad. No phone required. You need a 4G iPad to get the built in GPS. However, there are two versions of 4G offered -- ATT and Verizon. Therefore, you need to pick one, but you don't need to set up a service. However, if you later decide you do want to connect to a cell service, your version will determine the carrier you can use.
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I like my iPad but a Samsung with Ice Cream Sandwich is looking more and more delicious
The one big benefit to moving away from Apple is the fact that it opens you up to a whole world of choice.

Android - dozens+ to choose from
Windows - dozens+ to choose from
Apple - 3 to choose from

Apple makes great products and has a great ecosystem, but you get virtually no choice. And you could argue that once you pick an OS (iOS, android or windows), you are somewhat stuck with it since any purchases can not be transferred to another. Apple is however the most idiot proof, but that doesn't meant the others are difficult - just a bit more difficult to migrate from an apple world to them.

Depending on your needs, it might be worth waiting a bit to see what windows 8 tablets look like - I've been playing around with it on an Acer W500 tablet and its pretty slick.
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Ok, let's make this simple. Step one...Chose a carrier, I have AT&T but you may like Verizon. Purchase the iPad from your merchant of choice who has your carrier of choice. Make SURE you buy the WiFi - 3G/4G version. Step two...read the past threads here, download the software, go navigate...simple huh? It doesn't matter if you buy the iPad 1,2 or 3. The process is the same....
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Ok, let's make this simple. Step one...Chose a carrier, I have AT&T but you may like Verizon. Purchase the iPad from your merchant of choice who has your carrier of choice. Make SURE you buy the WiFi - 3G/4G version. Step two...read the past threads here, download the software, go navigate...simple huh? It doesn't matter if you buy the iPad 1,2 or 3. The process is the same....
Great! Thanks All. Where electronics is concerned, I generally prefer the newest version, so will get the new iPad when available. Never had Apple products, always used the PC or Microsoft stuff, so having the Apple product is good. Probable go with Verizon format since son's girlfriend is a Verizon salesperson.
Can ya talk on those iPads??
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One differnce between AT&T and verizon version. AT&T uses a micro SIM at least it does in version 2.
Apple iPad's 'Micro SIM' explained -- Engadget
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Can ya talk on those iPads??
Yes, you can use the iPad as a phone.
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